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Samsung Frame 2020 Backlight Bleed

iceqbzz

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I got this Frame 2020 55” TV and noticing a bright light on the bottom edge. This is the replacement unit and earlier unit also had this issue. This one however seems much more prominent. I want to confirm if its in fact a backlight bleed problem. Can someone help with this.
 

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iceqbzz

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Attaching a few more pics.
 

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vamosreva

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This doesn't show the bleed accurately.
Recommend you play this video on youtube app on the TV -

This video activates HDR and it accurately shows you any light bleed.
Make sure you play this only in a completely dark room.
 

Rabo1234

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I got this Frame 2020 55” TV and noticing a bright light on the bottom edge. This is the replacement unit and earlier unit also had this issue. This one however seems much more prominent. I want to confirm if its in fact a backlight bleed problem. Can someone help with this.
Sorry for stealing your thread but how is your colour accuracy and white balance? Look at these photos comparing my Iphone X to the 50” Frame. Something is very wrong
 

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vamosreva

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Sorry for stealing your thread but how is your colour accuracy and white balance? Look at these photos comparing my Iphone X to the 50” Frame. Something is very wrong
iPhone X has OLED display. Nothing can beat OLED with black levels, especially when viewing in dark room.
If you want that on your TV, you should get an LG CX or BX.
On LED TVs, to compensate for the greyish black bars, install bias LED light strip at the back of your TV.

To improve the picture on your TV, try these settings -

Go to settings --> picture settings --> Set picture mode to Movie.
Under expert settings, set the following:

Brightness - 30
Contrast - 45
Color - 25
Sharpness - 0
Color tone - warm 2
Contrast enhancer - off
Shadow detail: -4 (minus 4. This setting is very important. Setting it to minus 4 reduces blooming and improves black levels. But only do this if you are watching TV in a fully dark room)
Gamma: 2.2
Picture clarity settings - off

Use these settings when watching movies/TV shows.
Please note if you watching HDR content, brightness will go to 50. Don't adjust brightness when watching HDR. Leave it at 50.
 

rubberducker

Established Member
Sorry to hijack, but another 2020 55 inch The Frame question.....?

How do you know HDR is on or not for the Amazon app? Its infuriating that Samsung don't show an HDR badge like LG do. Nothing looks very HDR on it (except for HDR on YouTube which looks great).

I have a C8 downstairs, and am not expecting this to compare to that - but everything I am watching on Amazon, and to a lesser extent Netflix, looks very not HDR. Advice appreciated.
 

vamosreva

Novice Member
How do you know HDR is on or not for the Amazon app? Its infuriating that Samsung don't show an HDR badge like LG do.
A badge is displayed on Samsung Frame when HDR content is playing.
To check, while a HDR movie is playing, hit Home button on your remote, go to settings. Don't click it.
There you can see the HDR badge above the picture mode.

Another easy way to tell if HDR is active is to check the menu brightness. When HDR is playing, brightness is automatically turned all the way up to 50. When your menu opens, it looks overly bright.

Nothing looks very HDR on it (except for HDR on YouTube which looks great).

HDR is not the best on this TV. But it's decent enough. To get the best results, watch HDR content in a pitch dark room.
If you think brightness is not enough, set Contrast Enhancer to low from picture settings.
(For best picture settings, see my previous reply on this thread)
 

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